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7 Great Activities for the First Day of School New Year Resolutions Involve students in the creation of a set of classroom new year resolutions to guide you through the coming months. Work together to brainstorm resolutions, and write them on a sheet of chart paper. If necessary, reword them in a positive manner (such as "walk" rather than "don't run"). How Do I Teach with Comprehensible Input? – Allison Lewis For many teachers who are new to the idea of teaching with a focus on comprehensible input (CI), it’s difficult to figure out how exactly to implement it in the classroom. Many of us are so used to the Skill-Building mindset of language learning that it’s really, really difficult to escape from that mentality. I definitely struggled for a while in figuring out how to create a CI-focused classroom. I got my first hints about the importance of comprehensible input when I was in grad school, getting my master’s degree in Linguistics/TESOL.

Results for transportation to Ellis island Showing:All Results Immigration Ferry (Clip Art) Colorful clipart with an immigration theme. Grade: 2-6, Subject: Social Studies, Life Experiences, Transportation, Topic: Immigration, Changes and New Experiences 10+ Variations on PQA PQA (Personalized Questions & Answers) is a mainstay in many TPRS and CI-based classrooms. However, you might want to change it up every now and again. In this post you will find several variations on PQA that will look different even though the basics of going slow, getting repetitions, digging deeper, etc. will remain the same. If you would like a refresher on the basics of PQA and some general tips for success, I would suggest that you read this article first. Drawings: Have students illustrate their answer to a PQA question . Once students are done drawing, find an interesting illustration and start discussing it (while confirming details with the student, asking circling questions, etc.).

8 Good TED Talks to Help You With Public Speaking Anxiety (Infographic) January 22, 2017 Glossophobia, or fear of public speaking, is a common thing among a large number of adults. There are several reasons that factor in this phobia from social/psychological anxieties to speech pathologies. But regardless of what it is that makes some people shun away from facing an audience, glossophobia can be overcome through self-help (e.g reading books that tackle the problem, watching videos…etc), coaching, or even through direct assistance from professionals. In today’s post, we are sharing with you some excellent tips on how to overcome public speaking anxiety and deliver engaging talks. The tips are scattered across 8 great TED talks and visualized in the infographic below.

History Of Liberty Island The Statue Of Liberty History An endearing symbol of American freedom, democracy, and international friendship; come pay homage to the statue that has welcomed the rest of the world for over a century. Come visit Lady Liberty! Statue Of Liberty Origins The Statue of Liberty officially celebrated her 125th birthday on October 28, 2011. The people of France gave the Statue to the people of the United States over one hundred years ago in recognition of the friendship established during the American Revolution. LA PERSONA ESPECIAL-PROCESS - Bryce Hedstrom - TPRS Materials & Training Gerry is staring the Persona Especial interviews with his classes this week. He and I have been discussing this amazing acquisition activity for a few days and he had some good questions about the process: Okay, Bryce, I’m getting a little better grip on this. Now I’m wondering about the nuts and bolts of this, like how many questions you start with while you are constructing the whole platform and teaching them to answer them. Since I’m starting this well behind you, I want to be careful to nurture this through the beginning stages when I’m asking them to change and adopt this willingly. Thank you!

The 50 most important English proverbs The 50 most important English proverbs What are proverbs? Every culture has a collection of wise sayings that offer advice about how to live your life. These sayings are called "proverbs". How can you use proverbs to learn English? It's good to know the really common English proverbs because you hear them come up in conversation all the time. The Big Apple: Isle of Tears or Island of Hope (Ellis Island Immigration Station) The Ellis Island Immigration Station (1892-1954) is now a widely visited tourist destination. To those who were rejected at Ellis Island and were sent home, it was an "Isle of Tears" (or "Island of Tears"). It is believed that this nickname came first. To those who were accepted into America at Ellis Island, it was an "Island of Hope." From 1892 to 1954, over twelve million immigrants entered the United States through the portal of Ellis Island, a small island in New York Harbor.

Google Translate beaters Google Translate is a really useful tool, but some teachers say that they have stopped setting written work to be done at home because students are cheating by using it. On a number of occasions I have seen teachers asking what tasks can be set which make the use of Google Translate hard or impossible. Having given this some thought I have come up with one possible Google Translate-beating task type. It's a two way gapped translation exercise where students have to complete gaps in two parallel texts, one in French, one in English. There are no complete sentences which can be copied and pasted into Google. This is what one looks like.

useful interview expressions game useful interview expressions: Practice useful interview expressions game using this ESL fun Game.This game is also excellent for classroom teaching. Teachers can engage students in a classroom vocabulary or grammar review. It is suitable for intermediate and advanced esl learners. It can be used to energize a dull class, to review work that was done or simply as a reward for good classroom work. Have fun teaching and learning English! Games are great for motivating students to learn.